University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

18Volunteers deliver the support necessary to ensure that UH Parma Medical Center continues to provide excellent, personalized care. The Auxiliary, the volunteer program at UH Parma Medical Center, promotes community wellness and also raises funds for the benefit of the hospital’s healing environment. Like all the team members at UH Parma Medical Center, our volunteers ascribe to a high standard of personal care and service with a dedicated purpose and mission.

Website:  http://www.uhhospitals.org/parma/about/volunteer-opportunities
Location: 7007 Powers Blvd. Parma, OH 44129
Contact: Jill Kusmierek, Manager Volunteer Services 440-743-4202 Jill.kusmierek@uhhospitals.org

MetroHealth Hospital Parma Campus

Become an Ambassador Volunteer at MetroHealth Medical Center in Parma.

Join our team and create a positive patient experience by:

  • Providing hospitality services for patients in our newly opened inpatient unit
  • Greeting patients and families and offering directions
  • Pushing patients in wheelchairs to their appointments

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 216-778-4471.

Website: Apply online at metrohealth.org/volunteer
Location: 12301 Snow Road, Parma, OH 4413
Contact: Becky Moldaver, Director of Volunteer Services (bmoldaver@metrohealth.org)


Pleasant View Care Center

Normandy High School
Community Service Requirement
STNA Students

A prerequisite for students applying for the STNA program at Normandy High School is a 20 hour community service rotation.

To arrange for a community service rotation at Pleasantview Care Center/Legacy Place Parma, the student is to contact Mary Hopkins, Assistant Administrator at Pleasantview Care Center/Legacy Place Parma by phone or by email. She will arrange date and time for first day of community service.

Location: 7377 Ridge Rd, Parma, OH 44129
Contact: Mary Hopkins, Assistant Administrator,  Phone:  440-887-4202, Email:  mhopkins@lhshealth.com


Cuyahoga County Public Library - Parma Branch

1-2-3 Read Volunteers

Help students in Grades 1-3 develop critical reading skills. We need volunteers at the following branches/times:

Parma Branch
Tuesdays & Wednesdays /4:30 — 6:15 PM

Volunteer Requirements:

  • You must complete our online Volunteer Application.
  • You must be at least 14-years-old.
  • You must complete a mandatory background check. 

Homework Center Volunteers

Our award-winning afterschool Homework Centers program has impacted the lives of thousands of at-risk students in grades K-8. Through the program we seek not only to help improve students’ grades and subject comprehension, but to improve their attitudes toward school and increase their self esteem as well. Students who participate in the program receive homework assistance from trained volunteer tutors in the following school subjects:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Students also take part in educational games and activities designed to foster a lifelong love for learning. We currently offer the Homework Centers program at ten Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

We’re looking for individuals who are interested in helping students better understand their homework assignments and improve their subject comprehension.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • You must complete our online Volunteer Application.
  • You must be at least 14-years-old.
  • You must complete a mandatory background check. 

Location: 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129
Contact: Please follow the link for the online Volunteer Application to Apply for this opportunity


Cleveland Animal Protective League

Cleveland APL Volunteer Opportunities

Tremont Shelter

Cat Adoption Specialist: Want to help adopters meet their “purr-fect feline companion” at our shelter and help provide some TLC and a clean, healthy home for our cats? Cat Adoption Specialists work on the cat adoption floor to help adopters make informed decisions.  Volunteers socialize, enrich, groom, feed, water and maintain clean feline kennels at our shelter to help our cats “put their best paw forward” while waiting for their “purr-fect match”.  Other duties include becoming familiar with the adoptable animals, helping to maintain a presentable workplace, informing guests of the standard medical treatments we provide our animals, and assisting adopters with meeting animals.  This position requires a regular weekly schedule, Pet Partners welcome.

Cat Adoption Coach (Advancement Opportunity): Do you want to help others become successful Cat Adoption Specialists?  Do you like to work with people and share your expertise to best help our friendly felines?  A Cat Adoption Coach will mentor and guide new volunteers on how best to provide excellent customer service to potential adopters on the cat adoption floor and how to care for the adoptable cats. Volunteers must have completed 12 consecutive shifts as a Cat Adoption Specialist to be considered for this advanced opportunity.  This position requires a regular weekly schedule, Pet Partners welcome.

Dog Walking Volunteer: Want to get some outdoor exercise while spending quality time with a canine companion?  A Dog Walking Volunteer may walk, or run if you prefer, with dogs while providing socialization to help the dogs put their best “paw” forward while waiting for their new home.  We also have a play yard for some good quality play time outdoors.  There are three levels available to suit your goals in working with our dogs.  Advancement opportunities are available.  This position requires a regular weekly schedule, even during inclement weather, and Pet Partner teams are welcome.

Behavioral Dog Enrichment Volunteer: Want to help to create a more active and interesting environment for each individual dog, maintaining their physical and mental stimulation while alleviating the stress and boredom of kennel life? Behavioral Dog Enrichment Volunteers use a variety of forms of enrichment to stimulate the senses of a dog such as food games and toys, essential oils, music, touch and more. Proper enrichment will lead to a happier, healthier dog who’s ready to find their forever home! This position requires a regular weekly schedule, even during inclement weather, and Pet Partner teams are welcome.

Grooming Volunteer: Want to help our dogs’ look and feel great? Grooming Volunteers help to provide basic grooming such as bathing and brushing to help improve a dog’s appearance, comfort and well-being. This also helps a dog put his or her best paw forward when meeting a new potential adopter or future family member. This position requires a regular weekly schedule, and Pet Partner teams are welcome.

Dog Walking Coach (Advancement Opportunity): Want to help our new volunteers become successful Dog Walking Volunteers?   A Dog Walking Coach will become a trusted mentor to guide new volunteers to become confident and impactful team members through individual coaching sessions at the shelter. Previous experience of 36 hours or 12 consecutive shifts at the highest volunteer level required to be considered for this opportunity.  This position requires a regular weekly schedule, even during inclement weather, and Pet Partner teams are welcome.

Interested in volunteering
at the Cleveland APL?

Fill out our online volunteer application or print out an application and mail it to:

Contact: Danielle Begalla, Volunteer Manager
Location: 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113


Cleveland MetroParks

Administrative Volunteers

Everyone could use a little help behind-the-scenes to keep things running smoothly. If you are detail-oriented, computer savvy, or have a knack for organization, consider sharing your skills as an administrative volunteer. It’s a great way to support the Park District while building relationships and sharpening those job skills. Opportunities are available in many different Departments from Natural Resources to Marketing and Planning & Design.


  • Age: 16 and older
  • Time Commitment: Flexible scheduling; work-from-home opportunities
  • Qualifications: Organized and detail-oriented, possess competent computer skills, have good writing and verbal skills.


  • Assist with clerical tasks, such as copying, scanning, sorting, filing, database entry
  • Other general administrative duties as assigned





  • Age: 16 and older
  • Time Commitment: Flexible schedule
  • Qualifications: Must be comfortable and physically able to navigate outdoors (sometimes off trail, steep slopes, crossing streams) and be able to bend over and kneel down; Orienteering, Google Maps, GPS and/or map reading experience helpful, willing to work outside in all temperatures and varying weather conditions, sensitive to private property lines and off-limits areas


Assists staff with the collection scientific data. Duties include:

  • Check cameras and adjust settings (some located in wet and remote areas in rough terrain)
  • Collect and replace camera cards and batteries
  • Learn to properly use remote cameras and camera card readers




  • Age: 16 and older
  • Time Commitment: Flexible schedule, may work from home
  • Qualifications: Must be comfortable using a computer and sitting for extended periods of time, wildlife identification knowledge/experience, attention to detail and good record keeping skills


  • Assists staff with the identification of scientific data by reviewing millions of images.
  • Download camera cards, review data and identify and record wildlife
  • Learn to properly use computer programs




  • Age: 16 and older
  • Time Commitment: Seasonal, 2 — 8 hours per day when active
  • Qualifications: Willing and able to identify plants, animals, and insects, background or experience in biology helpful, ability to work independently while handling moderately strenuous activity, willing and able to use GPS units, tablets, computers and related software.


  • Participate in restoration efforts for forests, meadows, prairies, streams and wetlands to maintain healthy ecosystems
  • Gather field data (survey plants, animals, insects, water, habitat), record results and enter information into spreadsheets
  • Collect seeds and/or cuttings, plant seeds, seedlings, saplings, and cuttings and stratify seeds for winter storage
  • Prune and remove plants
  • Assist with greenhouse or hoop house management

Watershed Stewardship Volunteer Program

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work as greeters in our reception area, with participants in our lending Libraries and in our children’s programs.They also assist with clerical responsibilities, help tend Norma’s Garden, help coordinate special events, attend health fairs, present information to community groups about The Gathering Place and work at The Gathering Place WareHouse.

Our teen volunteers (13-18) provide childcare, help at our annual Race for the Place and work on special activities and projects. If you are a teen and interested in volunteering you can contact us via the emails below or click here to complete a registration form that can be mailed in to our office.

Contact: Westlake Location, Lynn Lubben, Operations and Volunteer Coordinator, at lubben@touchedbycancer.org or call 216.455.1511.
Location: The Sandy Borrelli Center, 25425 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145

Contact: Beachwood Location, Liz Krantz, Volunteer Coordinator, at krantz@touchedbycancer.org or call 216.455.1510.
Location: The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus, 23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio 44122


Greater Cleveland Film Commission


Friends, Fans, and Film Fanatics:

Have any of you ever attended one of GCFC’s past events and wondered how everything comes together when our office is made up of eight people? Frankly, so have we.

 As our events continue to get bigger, we have realized that we can’t do it on our own, so we’re calling for people like you – longtime supporters who are dedicated to the mission and vision of GCFC, to come lend a hand.

What kind of fun, exciting things will you be expected to do? How about:

  • Checking in guests at a screening or fundraising event!
  • Handing out swag (while everyone is jealous of yours)!
  • Directing event attendees to their destination!
  • Acting as all-around rule enforcer and fun supervisor!

In exchange for all this, you’ll get our deep appreciation, the satisfaction of making our events possible and a super cool exclusive shirt to wear while you work. (Plus secret perks that we’re keeping to ourselves for the moment.)
Still interested? Fill out our handy-dandy signup form.